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Congress, Left to formalise seat sharing in Bengal by Jan 31
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Congress, Left to formalise seat sharing in Bengal by Jan 31
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New Delhi, Jan 16 (TIWN) The Congress and the Left will finalise their seat sharing formula for the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal before January 31, sources confirmed to IANS on Saturday.

Speaking to , Congress in-charge for West Bengal, Jitin Prasada, confirmed that four leaders have been deputed to hold talks on seat sharing with the Left parties in the state.  "We have nominated Abdul Mannan, Pradeep Bhattacharya, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Nepal Mahata to hold talks with the Left leaders," said Prasada.  The Congress had contested 92 seats in the previous elections, when the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress had swept the polls.  The Congress has a twin problem in hand. It is going to fight the elections against Mamata Banerjee who is an ideological ally at the Centre, while the rising force in Bengal continues to be the BJP.  Prasada said that the Left and the Congress will fight both the fronts. "When it comes to Mamata Banerjee, law and order is a big issue whereas the BJP wants to erase Bengali heritage and history," Prasada told .

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